Pokémon Go players can receive rare Pokémon during an exclusive event in Japan

Two rare Pokémon are heading to an iconic Japanese tourist location.

Screengrab via Niantic/YouTube Fair Use

There's good news for Pokémon Go fans living in Japan. Niantic is hosting a new event in the country: Mr. Mime and Unown will be available to capture in late November.

From Nov. 23 to 25, both Pokémon will appear in the Tottori Sand Dunes, enormous sand dunes found right outside the Japanese city Tottori. They're also the only sand dunes found throughout the nation, with approximately two million tourists per year coming out just to see the dunes.

The event is largely intended to bring local players out into the area, so Pokémon Go players can enjoy the natural world around them (and not just the Pokémon world inside their smartphones), according to ComicBook.com.

Unown and Mr. Mime are both pretty rare Pokémon, too. Unown is hard to find across the world, so his appearance at the Tottori Sand Dunes could drag trainers throughout Japan to the location. Meanwhile, Mr. Mime only appeared in Europe for events in the past, so his appearance in Japan is a major opportunity for Japanese Pokémon Go trainers interested in catching him.

Whether Mr. Mime will soon appear in other trainers' home countries remains unclear. It's also hard to say if this is a precursor to more rare Pokémon events inside and outside of Japan, or if Unown and Mr. Mime's appearance is just a one-time event. But either way, the event is sure to delight Japanese trainers, especially after some had their EX Raid invites revoked due to location discrepancies.


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